- Despite Conservation Efforts, Turlock Water Resources Diminishing ... Kristina Hacker; 5/26
- $1.5 Million Recharge Basin in Fresno County Unveiled ... Brian Johnson; 5/26
- EPA: Western Wetlands in Poor Condition ... Will Houston; 5/24
- Court Blocks Oakdale Irrigation District Fallowing Program ... Garth Stapley; 5/24
- California Housing Shortage Sets Up Battle Over Land-Use Control ... Dan Walters; 5/23
- Riverbank's Huge Growth Plan Up for Vote ... Garth Stapley; 5/23
- Los Banos Area Farmers Seek Voice in High-Speed Rail Project ... Vikaas Shanker; 5/22
- California Water Bill: Here's Why It's So Hard to Pass ... Michael Doyle; 5/18
- Honey Bees Still Declining, Finds Survey ... Sabra Stafford; 5/18
- An All-Volunteer Squad of Farmers is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food ... Catherine Welch; 5/17
- Homebuilders Spend Big to Fight El Dorado County Slow-Growth Measures ... Peter Hecht; 5/16
- How the Almond Industry, Beekeepers Are Working to Promote Healthy Hives ... Patricia Reynolds; 5/14
- California Winery Hires Earthworms to Clean Up its Wastewater ... Matt Weiser; 5/13
- California Governor Jerry Brown Issues Order to Continue Water Savings As Drought Persists ... report from governor's office; 5/11
- EPA Sued Over Fracking Waste Disposal Rules Amid Worry Over Earthquakes ... Curtis Tate; 5/6
- How California Could Develop New Water Supplies ... Tara Lohan; 5/5
- Valley Should Stay the Course on Clean Air with AB32 ... Dean Florez; 5/4
- Turlock's Growing Ag Industry ... Kristiina Hacker; 5/2
- 10 Things You Need to Know About Valley Farmers Markets ... Robert Rodriguez; 4/27
- Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security ... Tom Daschle and Michael Werz; 4/26
- Farm Bureau Calls for Action as Labor Visa Backlogs Threaten 2016 Crops ... American Farm Bureau Federation Report; 4/26
- Where Does Groundwater recharge Take Place? Studies Underway to Find Out ... Heather Hacking; 4/21
- Too Many Water Straws in the Ground? ... Alex Breitler; 4/20
- What Happens When the Last Acre is Gobbled Up ... Danielle R. Shapazian; 4/15
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Web Sites Worth Visiting
Eric Caine's "The Valley Citizen" Web Site explores the nature, environment, history and politics of the Central Valley of California
Eric Caine is a brilliant and talented writer. He has written many columns for the Modesto Bee and is an English Instructor at Merced Junior College. His insightful and common sense approach to our Valley problems is a welcome breath of fresh air for readers who care about sustaining a quality of life for residents in Merced County and the Central Valley of California.
Between Friends/Entre Amigos is dedicated to providing the families of Merced County with information pertinent to everyday life. Their goal is to promote ideas, family values and pride in the family through information while supporting the business community and local organizations.
California FarmLink works to ensure the future of family farming in California. The future of agricultural production and the viability of productive, diversified, and sustainable farms is far too important to be left to a random process of "marry or inherit". California FarmLink provides a range of services to facilitate a transition from one farmer or landowner to the next generation of farmers.
Connecting our community to local small organic and natural farms and ranches in the Central Valley of California, providing information on local farm news, events, healthy lifestyles, the benefits of organics and the farmers who feed us!
Modesto Bee writer, John Holland, tracks farming news and stories in his informative blog.
One out of every six acres developed in California since the Gold Rush was paved over between 1990 and 2004, concludes a new AFT report, Paving Paradise: A New Perspective on California Farmland Conversion. In all, more than a half million acres were urbanized during this period, almost two-thirds of it agricultural land. Among AFT's other findings: More than 60% of the land developed in the San Joaquin Valley, which accounts for half of California's agricultural production, was farmland of the very best quality. The attached report includes both a database and text that explains and analyzes the data.
18 Different Fact Sheets (1 to 4 pages each) written in layperson terms to help us all better understand aspects of community land use planning.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
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